BT unveils BT TV Box Pro with 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and up to 600 hours of recordings
A sleek new set-top box, BT TV Box Pro features 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and up to 600 hours of recordings making it future ready
Enhanced image-based user interface offers a more intuitive experience for new and existing BT TV customers
The BT TV Box Pro is available initially to customers taking out BT TV’s VIP package
BT today unveils BT TV Box Pro, the TV platform’s most advanced set-top box. The sleek new box is designed to support the next generation of TV viewing, with the features including crystal clear 4K HDR viewing and Dolby Atmos offering a complete immersive experience. BT has also rolled out a new user interface to new and existing BT TV customers giving them more intuitive control.
BT’s latest set-top box has been designed to allow customers to make the most from the great range of TV packages on BT TV, which offer access to the UK’s widest choice of the very best TV shows, films and sport available.
BT TV Box Pro brings a new range of features to BT TV customers:
4K HDR - up to four times the detail of HD offering vivid, pin-sharp detail
Dolby Atmos - offering the best immersive audio experience
1TB of storage - double the capacity of the previous BT TV box, with up to 600 hours of recordings
4 Tuners - allowing customers to record up to 3 shows and watch a fourth simultaneously
Bluetooth remote - offering a quicker, smoother experience and allows the box to be stored out of sight, if needed
Similar to its predecessor, BT TV Box Pro comes with integrated search - helping streamline viewing and removing the need to remember which show is on which platform. BT TV’s set-top box also offers pause, rewind and record functionality – making sure customers never miss their favourite shows.
Although available initially with a wired connection, BT TV Box Pro is Wi-Fi capable with an enabling update planned for later this year.
As well as a new set-top box, BT has also completed a roll out a new enhanced user interface. A new Homepage showcases content in a slick, image-led view while the unified search function is even easier to find. Viewers can search across all apps and live TV and easily pick up from where they left off, with a more visual My TV section, giving easy access to recordings and on-demand Watchlist where you can continue watching content.
Chandru Lakshminarayanan, TV and Sport Propositions Director, BT said, “We’ve seen a huge growth in 4K HDR content and we’re excited that the new BT TV Box Pro supports such an immersive way of viewing.
“We’ve seen such great feedback since launching our flexible TV plans and now the award-winning platform is about to enter the next generation of viewing. We’ve got lots more planned, which I can’t wait to share with our customers shortly”.
BT TV Box Pro is available initially to new customers taking a VIP package and will be added to other packages in due course. For £65 per month the VIP package includes a NOW Cinema, Entertainment, Sport Membership as well as NOW Boost. This gives BT TV customers the biggest Sky channels including Sky Atlantic, Sky One, and all Sky Cinema channels (including over 1,000 movies on demand), plus BT Sport Ultimate in up to 4K HDR as well as Eurosport.
The IP capable box is designed to support the future of all IP streaming and works with BT Smart Hubs and Complete Wi-Fi as well as the BT TV mobile app.
BT Group is the UK’s leading telecommunications and network provider and a leading provider of global communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities in the UK include the provision of fixed voice, mobile, broadband and TV (including Sport) and a range of products and services over converged fixed and mobile networks to consumer, business and public sector customers. For its global customers, BT provides managed services, security and network and IT infrastructure services to support their operations all over the world. BT consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer, Enterprise, Global and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Openreach, which provides access network services to over 650 communications provider customers who sell phone, broadband and Ethernet services to homes and businesses across the UK.
For the year ended 31 March 2021, BT Group’s reported revenue was £21,331m with reported profit before taxation of £1,804m.
British Telecommunications plc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
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